In the News

MSMT Ratchets up Ambitions in its 61st Season

The Times Record | May 24, 2019
Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick celebrated its 60th season last year, but is hardly letting go of its ambitions this year, its 61st.

Maine State Music Theatre Premieres 61st Season with Pirates, Munchkins and more

The Times Record | May 13, 2019
This summer, swing dancers, pirates, New York City matchmakers and munchkins will grace Pickard Theater’s stage — just not all in the same show.

Maine State Music Theatre hires production manager

Lewiston Sun Journal | February 26, 2019
Kyle Coyer has joined MSMT in the newly created year-round position.

At MSMT Building a World out of Lace and Shiny Buttons

Times Record | January 30 , 2019
When Belle walked out on stage for the first time, draped in the swaths of golden fabric and intricate, glittering embroidery that made up her signature gown from Beauty and the Beast, there were gasps and whispers from the audience as they took in the hand made gown that was every little girl’s princess fantasy. This moment is one of costume designer Ryan Moller’s crowning achievements.

What’s Exiting on the Upcoming Maine Theatre Scene

Broadway World | January 6, 2019
It is the winter doldrums here in North Country, but what better way to combat those blues than to take in an entertaining, moving, or inspiring evening at one of Maine’s fine theatre companies?

New play explores the love that Hollywood’s most famous witch had for Maine

Portland Press Herald | December 7, 2018
‘My Witch’ tells the story of Margaret Hamilton, who played an iconic villain in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and formed a permanent bond with Maine when she came to do summer theater in 1940.

MSMT and The Public Theatre Present Grease

Lewiston Sun Journal | November 24, 2018
Two of Maine’s leading cultural institutions – Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) in Brunswick and The Public Theatre (TPT) in Lewiston – have partnered together for the first time to bring Grease the Musical to the stage.

MSMT Wins Maine Critic’s Choice Award

Broadway World | November 23, 2018
Maine State Music Theatre delivered a 60th anniversary season that redefined the meaning and substance of “gala,” with each of their four main stage shows more dazzling than the next.

People You Know: Kay Warren & the magic of theater

Lewiston Sun Journal | November 13, 2018
For Warren, who played the fairy godmother last summer in Maine State Music Theatre’s “Cinderella,” it turned out performing was a perfect fit.

Epic ‘Treasure Island,’ 20 years in the making

Lancaster Online  |  September 13, 2018
It started more than 20 years ago, when Marc Robin and MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark were working at Drury Lane Theatre, just outside Chicago.

TREASURE ISLAND An All New Musical Written by Maine State Music Theatre Artistic Director

Broadway World  |  September 6, 2018
TREASURE ISLAND,  co-written and directed by Marc Robin –  and longtime collaborator and Maine State Music Theatre Artistic Director, Curt Dale Clarkwill first set sail at the historic Fulton Theatre in September and head to MSMT next June.

MSMT Raises the Curtain on Brunswick Housing Conversion

The Forecaster  |  August 29, 2018
Maine State Music Theatre presented more than just new shows this summer. It also opened new staff housing in a converted historic property.

MSMT Announces 2019 Season

Broadway World | August 24, 2018

8 Solo Road Trip Destinations, Rated  |  August 7, 2018
Maine State Music Theatre and Brunswick, Maine, was rated as a great solo road trip destination. “This place is a goldmine of fun and adventure…” We have to agree! READ MORE

BWW Interview: Tyler Micoleau: Bringing Broadway to Brunswick and Back

Broadway World  |  July 9, 2018
Tyler Micoleau, 2018 Tony Award winning lighting designer for The Band’s Visit, talked to Broadway World about getting his start at MSMT and how the theatre has change since his time here in 1992.

Brunswick library takes visitors backstage at Maine State Music Theatre